Tim Bloomer, Sales Engineer at AlgoSec, shares key challenges security engineers are facing and available solutions
I recently read an article on Cybersecurity Skills shortages worldwide. Did you know that we have roughly over 4 Million openings that are not being filled? That number was over 1 Million more than last year, 1 Million!!
In another article Cybersecurity unemployment rate is at 0%. To me, that means they can get a job pretty much as quick or as often as they want. This made me think of the impact on the Cybersecurity Engineer and getting burned out in their jobs and how companies can help.
I know from first-hand experience in the trenches from when I was working numerous hours. My wife would call me around 4:30-5:00 pm every day to remind me that it’s time to come home. Funny thing was, I never thought it as being the end of the day. I simply looked for when I would have an opening at work big enough for me to drive home and open my laptop so that I could continue working. I did this for over 3 years and worked 80 to 100 hours every week. I used to work my normal 40-50 hours in the office and another 40-50 hours in a data center during maintenance windows or working from home. Looking back, those were very stressful times. It impacted my time with the family as well as my performance level at work.
So, let’s look at why an engineer would get burned out from working all those crazy hours and what contributed to them. Here are just a few reasons the industry needs to worry about burn out.
Now I know not everyone will burn out and walk away or switch jobs. But how do you reduce that burnout rate, while maintaining your company standards. This is where AlgoSec Security Management Suite can help. Our solution can alleviate the need for cybersecurity engineers to spend time reviewing or implementing application / firewall changes. Let’s think back on my bullet points above as to how we can help.
So, what am I really trying to say? Using AlgoSec’s Security Management Suite to automate your application and firewall changes can really help reduce the overall workload placed on your cybersecurity engineers and increase their productivity with more important tasks. Thus, giving them a better sense of accomplishment and a better work/life balance at the same time.
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